14 Mar A Beginner’s Guide to Stem Cell Treatment
Regenerative therapy aims to restore various tissues in the body to help patients with chronic illness or injuries when conventional treatments fail to offer relief. One of the most promising types of regenerative medicine is stem cell treatment.
Stem cells are your body’s natural building blocks and repair agents. They possess the ability to transform into mature cells, as needed.
If a tissue breaks down due to injury, or illness, stem cells can regenerate the affected tissues, by transforming into the required cells, and taking on their properties and functions.
A stem cell can turn into the following cell types –
- Bone cells
- Muscle cells
- Blood cells
- Fat cells
- Skin cells
- Nerve cells
Stem cells can be harvested from within our bodies, for example, the bone marrow and adipose (fat) tissue.
Doctors can extract stem cells from your own body, concentrate and activate them for treating the body. The cells can then be transplanted to the tissue where they can renew, and differentiate into specialized cells.
Stem Cell Therapy
First, the stem cell doctor discusses the condition and symptoms with the patient to check whether they’re a good candidate for stem cell therapy, and to determine the protocols that will suit the patient best.
Once the stem cells have been acquired from the patient’s fat tissue, they are prepared to then be re-administered in targeted areas according to their treatment plan.
As the stem cells transform into the needed cell types, symptoms begin to improve. The goal of stem cell treatments is to stop the progression of the condition and gain symptom improvements. Since stem cell treatments are delivered via injections, it is minimally invasive.